Statistical evaluation of a new resistance model for cold-formed stainless steel cross-sections subjected to web crippling
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This paper presents a statistical evaluation according to Annex D of EN 1990 (2002) of a new resistance function for web crippling design of cold-formed stainless steel cross-sections. This resistance function was derived by Bock et al. (2013) through the use of carefully validated numerical models with the aim to propose a design expression for stainless steel sections, which are currently designed following the provisions for cold-formed carbon steel sections given in EN 1993-1-3 (2006). Although it was shown that the proposed design equation is appropriate for application to various stainless steels, the statistical uncertainties in material properties that the different types of stainless steels exhibit require an assessment of various partial safety factors. The statistical assessment showed that the proposed resistance function by Bock et al. (2013) requires adjustment to satisfy the safety level set out in EN 1993-1-4 (2006); A recalibration is performed herein. The web crippling design provisions given in EN 1993-1-3 (2006) and SEI/ASCE 8-02 (2002) American standard for application to stainless steel are also statistically evaluated herein. Comparison with test and numerical data showed that the predictions of the recalibrated resistance function are better suited and consistent than existing design provisions.
The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13296-015-3017-1
CitationBock, M., Mirada, F., Real, E. Statistical evaluation of a new resistance model for cold-formed stainless steel cross-sections subjected to web crippling. "International journal of steel structures", Març 2015, vol. 15, núm. 1, p. 227-244.